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Oktoberfest, Cheryl Baker, Hugh Jackman, Britney Spears – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 17 September 2011

17 Sep

Britney Spears – last night saw Britney launch the European leg of her latest tour. The tour, which is known as “Femme Fatale”, starts its European leg in St Petersburg, Russia  on 22 September. The tour gets into the UK in October when Britney will be appearing at London’s O2 Arena.

Before she gets back to the UK Britney will be visiting Ukraine, Hungary, Croatia, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland. As well as her dates at the O2, Britney will also be performing at the LG Arena in Birmingham, Wembley Arena in London, Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield and her last UK date will be on 06 November at Manchester’s M.E.N. Arena.

You can see from the photo that Britney looked on good form for her European launch party in London. She held the party at the Sanctum Soho Hotel and was accompanied by her boyfriend Jason Trawick.

It was announced in the last few days that BBC Worldwide have the distribution rights for the Femme Fatale tour outside the US. We will be able to see the standard tv broadcast on Christmas Eve this year, with the 3D version of the concert being shown some time in February 2012.

The teaser trailer for the Femme Fatale show is shown below.

Hugh Jackman – the Aussie actor with the great physique is looking forward to taking a month off on holiday. He is however a little worried of the effect of a break in training on the Jackman body.

He has been talking about how he will still need to keep in condition while on a break but that there is a bodybuilding theory that you can drink before midday and still keep in shape. He said “it’s given me the idea for a plan. I’m going to wake up at six and start drinking rosé – then I’ll train in the afternoon!”

Hugh is well-known for his impressive physical condition in the part of Wolverine in the X-Men movies. Although he is now 42-years old he has said that he is still naturally slim and has to work hard to build up the bulk required for his Wolverine role.

In his latest movie outing he has been playing the part of Charlie Kenton, a former boxer, in Real Steel, which received its UK premiere this week at London’s Empire Leicester Square.

As well as his countless movie awards Hugh has received a number of awards for his theatrical roles in shows such as Sunset Boulevard and The Boy From Oz. He can add to these awards his 2008 Australian GQ Man of the Year Award and in the same year he also won People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive Award.

Cheryl Baker – Bucks Fizz singer and recent Popstar to Operastar finalist Cheryl is appearing tonight with her family on All Star Family Fortunes. The programme is to be shown on ITV1 tonight at 7pm. Cheryl and her family will be competing against dj Trevor Nelson and his family for the chance to win cash for their chosen charities.

As well as being able to re-invent herself over recent years Cheryl has been a constant supporter of charitable causes. One of the charities Cheryl has supported over recent years includes HeadFirst, who she ran for in the London Marathon this year. The charity was founded in the 1980’s shortly after Bucks Fizz had a very serious coach crash. Cheryl founded HeadFirst as a thank you to the medical profession for saving her fellow band member Mike Nolan’s life after he developed a blood clot on the brain after the coach crash.

Cheryl has been in the headlines in recent years as one of the people advertising for weight loss company Jenny Craig. She managed to lose 2.5 stone over a period of 6 months using the Jenny Craig system.

She has been very open with the public over problems she has encountered and as well as her weight loss problems she has talked openly about her problems with the menopause and how it resulted in hair loss. In the hope that it would help others she also talked about her IVF treatment, which enabled her to have her twin girls.

Oktoberfest – the world’s biggest beer festival starts today in Munich.

The festival dates back to 1810 when a celebration was held for the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. This year’s Oktoberfest will run for 2 weeks and claims to be the world’s biggest festival.

The event is characterised by great halls of men drinking lager,served by buxom German women wearing the traditional tight waisted, low-cut, dirndl outfit. There are 14 main areas (called tents) which serve beer to around 80k people at a time.

The beer served has to be the traditional Wiesn Maerzen and you will only find 6 different Munich breweries serving at the huge festival, although you may recognise some of the names, such as Lowenbrau, from your local. It is served in the traditional 1 litre size glasses and will set you back just under £8 per drink.

Everyone sits at the large shared wooden tables inside the huge tents. You will need to get there early in the day as the seats go quickly and the rule is no seat, no drink!

Apart from all the drinking the only real thing to do apart from sing boisterously is try the traditional Bavarian food on offer.

One pastime which may be linked to the large amounts of alcohol being consumed is that of “fingahackin”, where 2 men interlock their middle fingers and try to pull each other over the middle of the table.

 
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